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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
This blog is dedicated to the low-carb menu challenge presented by Jimmy Moore. I'm living the Louisiana low carb lifestyle, where low-carb is the new way to go ! I live southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana....have three awesome kids. We are deep down in the heart of sweet Cajun Country, where we kick back and relax, go hunting, fishing, or make groceries! My doctor told me that my blood pressure numbers were getting too high, so I had to loose weight. She challenged me with ten pounds in three months. That was October 7, 2008. I lost 26 pounds !!! In February of 2011, I found that I had gained a few pounds more than I would have liked, weighing in at 170 pounds. I had to get back into the swing of living the low carb life again !! I am loving the 'low-carb' style and wish to contiue it . I exercise three times a week at the gym, and off the 'off' days, I learn to RELAX !! November 2011, finds me in different circumstances -- a new lifestyle, great community of friends and a challenge to keep that 45 pounds that I lost OFF. Feel free to read my blog, browse around, or just sit a spell!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

1 Year Low Carb Anniversary !!!


Just wanted to let everyone know that today, I celebrate the date I began my low carb diet.

Its been a long journey, indeed.

I've had much encouragement from friends and family. I've strugled with weight loss, hair loss, and people thinking I was stricken by cancer, or had my stomach stapled.

WHY must the world believe that some things in life CANNOT be achieved without a little determination and true grit.

Doing the low carb thang has been a lifestyle change for me. I believe the unique idea I like about this type of diet is that I was hardly ever hungry. I did not have to count fat grams, or calories. When there was a problem with my carb count, I satisfied it with making my own low carb bread in my breadmaker.

All of these examples can be found at the beginning of my Jimmy Moore low carb blog challenge


(It seems that blogspot can only hold a certain amount of info on its server.. blah)

I've lost 35 pounds in all, down to about 129. I'd like to thank everyone for your support, and PLEASE keep on posting your comments.

I'm still watching my low carb intake and EXERCISING !!

Have a Blessed Day !


Harry/JP said...

Congrats, BayouBabe! :)

Very well done!

Do you have any specific plans re: your diet/exercise for the year to come? Are you now in full-on maintenance mode or do you have any other goals you wish to reach?

Personally, I'm at my goal weight but I'd still like to improve some of my dietary choices and get into better shape.

~Oct said...

happy LC anniversary! You've accomplished great things and should be proud.

bayoubabe said...

Thanks Harry & Oct. Big Easy on low carb is definitely a year round maintenance! I'm not so anal anymore counting specific carbs.. I generally KNOW what carbs get me in trouble and either exercise more, or just go with the flow. I do KNOW for a fact this Oct (orange season here in the Big Easy) I WILL be eating my daily satsuma. Fruit=sugar=carb. LOL. A very small satsuma, but something I year for.

Other goals I would like to reach, is to maintain my weight around 130ish, and continue to work out.. Exercise is the key. Water.. lots of water, to flush everything out.

I'd like to eat more veggies, just waiting for the fall crop to harvest.

Thanks for the great questions and words of encouragement :)


Erika said...

Woohoo congratulations!!

Your knowledge of your own body is now absolutely invaluable. :)

*watching this space*

mellie said...

Congratulations, that's awesome progress!!

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